Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 4, 1 March–22 June 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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shall pass who had not paid his bonus
I do not care 1/2 so much about the Pres[idential] election as I do the office I have got we have. as good a right to make a political party to gain power to defend ourselves. as for mormons demagogu[e]s to make use of our religin to get power to destroy ours[e]lves.— we will whip the mob by getting up a presidnt.
when I look into the Eastern pape[r]s & see how popular I am I am [a]fraid I shall be presidnt.—
on the annxatin [annexation] of .—— some obj[e]ct— the anti-Mormns— are good fellows—. I say it in anticipation th[e]y will repent [p. [23]]
shall pass who had not paid his bonus
I do not care 1/2 so much about the Presidential election as I do the office I have got we have. as good a right to make a political party to gain power to defend ourselves. as for demagogues to make use of our religin to get power to destroy ourselves.— we will whip the mob by getting up a presidnt.
when I look into the Eastern papers & see how popular I am I am [a]fraid I shall be presidnt.—
on the annxatin [annexation] of .—— some object— the anti-Mormns— are good fellows—. I say it in anticipation they will repent [p. [23]]
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